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New AI tool predicts breast cancer risk

2019 07 May

Identifying women at risk for breast cancer is a critical component of effective early disease detection . Available models that use factors such as family history and genetics are inadequate in predicting an individual woman's likelihood of being diagnosed with the disease. Researchers from two major institutions have developed a new... Read more

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Breast cancer screening: performance of supplemental ultrasonography

2019 19 Mar

New research shows that for women at low, intermediate, and high breast cancer ris k , there were significantly higher short-interval follow-up and biopsy recommendation rates with screening mammography plus s ame-day ultrasonography compared with mammography alone. However, no significant increase in cancer detection or decrease in interval... Read more

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Women want mammogram results promptly

2019 20 Feb

Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) Health System conducted a survey study to understand preferences of f emale patients regarding what method and how quickly they want to be given screening mammogram results . Researchers found the majority of patients preferred to wait for mammogram results at the time of the appointment (i.e., same... Read more

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Reinventing breast tomosynthesis

2018 25 Jan

E x p a n d i ng L e a d e r s h i p b a s e d o n c l i n i c a l e v i d e n c e. In early September, Hologic launched the new 3Dimensions™ mammography system, a breast tomosynthesis system with the fastest and highest resolution, in EMEA. I recently had the pleasure of showcasing... Read more

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FDA Approves Hologic's Genius™ 3D Mammography™ Exam

2017 08 Jun

--Genius exam improves cancer detection and reduces recall rates for women of all ages and breast types, including the nearly 50 percent of women of breast cancer screening age who have dense breasts-- --Separate, recently published data analysis strongly supports starting breast cancer screening using tomosynthesis beginning at age 40-- Hologic,... Read more

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2016 17 Nov

I first became interested in early detection of breast cancer as a child when my aunt died of it at age 60 after initial diagnosis at age 40. Eight years later, my mother was diagnosed with it when I was in high school. She had nipple retraction. Her mammogram was normal and she had dense breasts. The surgeon had her admitted to the hospital, telling... Read more

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How Often Should You Have a Mammogram?

2016 23 Aug

Researchers from the Cancer Intervention and Surveillance Modeling Network collaborated with the Breast Cancer Surveillance Consortium (BCSC) to model the benefits and harms of different screening intervals for mammography among subgroups of women on age, breast, cancer risk and breast density. Findings from the collaborative modeling study are published... Read more

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Experts Assess ACS Cancer Screening Recommendations

2016 09 Aug

A new article supports the recent changes made by the American Cancer Society in its recommendations for breast cancer screening. The new recommendations have modified the suggested ages for annual and biannual mammography and have also focused on patient preferences in decision making. The three primary recommendations by the ASC included: 1. Annual... Read more

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Breast Cancer Screening Accuracy

2016 01 Jul

Does Changing The Order Of Second Mammograms Reduce Detection? A study in the UK, where two film readers independently evaluate each mammogram for signs of cancer, has found that changing the order of examination between two sets of readings did not result in any significant difference in detecting breast cancer. The study, published in... Read more

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Fatal Flaw In Breast Cancer Screening

2016 01 Jul

Impact of Dense Breast Tissue On Reliability Of Mammograms The internet and social media have transformed our‏ lives. They have literally opened up a global connection ‏to those with similar interests and passions. In ‏my focused world of patient advocacy for breast health, ‏I meet innumerable women, fervent in their yearly breast ‏cancer... Read more